The APL Offer

APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group.

APL is a trusted partner of the U.S. Government for ocean transportation and in-country logistics and support all cargo to and from Guam. Be it dry or hazardous, temperature-sensitive or oversized, APL has the expertise and solutions to meet your shipping needs.

U.S. Flag Services

We offer secure and efficient services to key foreign military locations. These include five weekly U.S. Flag services linking North America to Asia and Europe and feeder routes within the Middle East.

Supported by a dedicated team of professionals based in Washington D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; Rockville, Maryland; Guam; Dubai, UAE; Antwerp, Belgium; Yokohama, Japan; and Singapore, we deliver specialized solutions for the shipment of U.S. Flag Preference and Project Cargoes. American President Lines, LLC prides itself on being the mission critical link for many U.S. Government efforts worldwide.


Adapting to an ever-changing environment, APL was proud to introduce the concept of multimodal operations starting in 2011 for Operation Enduring Freedom. By utilizing both our ocean assets, partner aircraft and trucks APL revolutionized “in theater” logistics delivering sustenance and gear to key bases as well as Forward Operating Bases and difficult-to-reach locales.

APL continues to build upon our expertise and expand our multimodal operations into areas like Africa, Saipan and Guam. Whether a full container, less than container load or breakbulk APL delivers unique solutions to solve complex logistic challenges.


While being known as a global maritime logistics supplier, APL is also a leader in providing Stevedoring and Related Terminal Services throughout the world for commercial cargo and supporting the military in Singapore and the Middle East.

We have handled all types of cargoes and vessels including container ships, ROROs and break bulk. Additionally, APL has a proven record of being able to establish expeditiously a stevedoring operation from the ground up, proving the ability to accommodate and to successfully provide required vessel services under difficult or highly fluid circumstances.


APL has also teamed with key warehouse providers to offer best-in-class services across an integrated worldwide network for Government, food aid, healthcare, industrial and aerospace sectors.

Humanitarian Aid

APL is well respected participant within the USAID, USDA and NGO community. Our Global Relief team can assist with a wide array of Humanitarian Aid shipments including food aid, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, textbooks and dry goods. Annually, APL ships throughout the world approximately 80,000 metric tons of food aid via the USAID/USDA sponsored food programs all the while ensuring food safety and security.

In addition, APL is a leading logistics provider for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain. Our reach is truly global and includes key countries such as Mozambique, Senegal, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Haiti.

Our liner shipping and intermodal network offers extensive coverage for U.S. Flag cargoes. Click here for more information on services offered by APL.